One third of Jackson Heights — a rough rectangular section stretching from 76th Street to 88th Street and from Roosevelt Avenue to Northern Boulevard — was designated as a New York City Historic District by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission on October 19, 1993.
The Jackson Heights Historic District includes 2,203 contributing buildings, 19 contributing sites, and three contributing objects. Among the landmarked buildings, over 200 original Queensboro Corporation apartment buildings still exist. Jackson Heights was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.
It comprises large apartment buildings with private communal gardens, as well as many groupings of private homes and many stores on the streets north of Roosevelt Avenue. Unlike the State and National Districts, the local designation comes with aesthetic protections.
In addition to the Jackson Heights Historic District, the United States Post Office on 37th Avenue, between 778th and 79th Streets is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.